Summer nights at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild 

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The legacy of Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, a great patron of the arts, lives on at the Nocturnes de la Villa, the iconic estate’s open-air summer programme of music and art de vivre.  

Planned for every Monday and Tuesday night from 3rd July to 22nd August in the gardens of the stunning Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, this year’s Nocturnes de la Villa programme will be a throwback to the heyday of Baroness Béatrice, who loved to host glamourous parties and soirées in the grounds of her home.  

The evenings will revolve around music in an array of forms, from Latin American to jazz, and the programme features a roster of talented artists with equally international backgrounds, such as Brazilian signer Márcio Faraco on the launch night, Canada’s opera great Marie-Nicole Lemieux on 11th July and France’s swing star Liane Foly on 18th July. 

A coming together of the arts

Some nights will be accompanied by poetry readings, others by circus performances (31st July and 1st August) and dance recitals. The full programme can be found here

Given the spectacular backdrop of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild’s gardens and the various gastronomic offerings available, such as the dinner package at the onsite restaurant for €105 and the “Panier Fraîcheur” picnic meal on the lawns for €60, this series of 16 concerts will be a true treat for the senses.  

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The backdrop for the series of 16 concerts in July and August. Photo credit: Marina Fadeeva

The standard entry price is €35 per person and €80 for a family of four. Reservations are required. Each of the concerts begins at 8pm and continues until midnight.

Tips on getting to the destination 

Did you know that the town of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat runs a valet service from the Centenaire carpark in the port? It costs €15 and is a leisurely one-kilometre walk from the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.  

Other options for driving in include the free parking spots along Avenue du Sémaphore, Avenue de Verdun and Boulevard Général de Gaulle, which are between 15 and 25 minutes from the venue on foot. A free shuttle service is also possible from these three areas, but you’ll need to hail down one of the estate’s two buggies.  

The best option for public transport is the No. 15 bus from central Nice. It is in operational until 10pm and will drop you off right outside the villa at the Passable/Rothschild stop.  

Click here for more information.  


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Photo credit: Sophie Lloyd